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Foundation and Scholarships

The Ella McKeirnan Scholarship
The family of Ella McKeirnan has established a scholarship in her name for deserving students. Ella was a 2017 graduate of Gonzaga Prep who passed away on February 19.

A valedictorian for her class, Ella joyfully pursued excellence from an early age. At Prep, she took every AP course offered, earning almost two years of college credit. She won the top math prize in the prestigious Spokane Scholars Foundation. She earned a nearly perfect score on the SAT. She possessed practicality and wisdom beyond her years.

Beyond the classroom, Ella nurtured her soul in many ways, and most involved shared experiences. She tutored and coached her brothers in math competitions. She loved participating in and organizing student retreats. She is remembered for her leadership and special attention to detail.

Her physical and mental toughness were unequaled. She will continue to inspire future generations through her achievements and actions that made the world a better place. 

- Follow the link above
- Scroll to the "Foundation: Scholarships & Endowed Funds"
- Enter amount
- Select    O Other Named Scholarships or Endowments
- Enter Ella's name in the box that follows
The Don Anderson Scholarship
Don Anderson, longtime Gonzaga Prep coach and teacher came to Prep in 1973 after already having coached at the high school, college, and semi-pro levels. In his time at Prep, he compiled an impressive record of 195-53-3 and never had a losing season. His teams won 15 Greater Spokane League titles, appeared in five state championship games, and brought home state titles in `82 and `86.  “The highlight of my coaching at Prep would have to be the people relationships,” Anderson once said. “There are certainly memorable games, but it is still the people that count.”
A Scholarship has been established in his honor.

Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and make a direct impact on the Gonzaga Prep community. The Capital Campaign seeks to continue Prep’s tradition of providing a Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition of excellence through the support of critical campus programs:
  1. The Father John Hurley, S.J. Fund to Support Gonzaga Prep provides the necessary financial aid for 60% of Prep students. Without the compassionate support from donors, these students could not receive the quality Jesuit Catholic education they desire.
  2. The Great Ignatian Teachers and Staff Fund aims to honor and reward the commitment of Prep’s faculty and staff through professional development opportunities and competitive salaries. Gonzaga Prep has a dedicated and talented faculty and staff that care deeply for its students and its Ignatian mission.
  3. The Facilities Renewal Fund will support the school’s effort to maintain a healthy, attractive, and safe learning environment for today’s students.
Named Funds & Scholarships our scholarships include fully endowed scholarships, named scholarships and memorial funds established for deceased faculty, alumni, family members, and friends. Tribute scholarships honor organizations, groups, or living individuals.


Akers Family Scholarship
Kay Barbieri Memorial Scholarship

Barthelmess Scholarship
Fr. Bill Bichsel, S.J. Scholarship
Class of 1958 Scholarship
Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund
Class of 1961 Ignatian Scholarship
Dr. John and Carolu Condon Family Scholarship
John and Joanne Costello Scholarship
Jennifer Doolittle Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Druffel Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Esposito Memorial Fund
Al and Vicki Falkner Scholarship
Robert and Mildred Fees Memorial Scholarship
Bob and Katie Crosby Ferguson - Fr. Gordon Toner, S.J. Scholarship
Frank Family Foundation Scholarship
Coach Bill Frazier Memorial Scholarship
Mark and Leslie Ganz Scholarship
Garco Construction Company Scholarships
Beth Gillespie Memorial Fund
Steve Gleason Scholarship
Fr. Robert Goebel, S.J. Alumni Scholarship
Hagen Estate - Fr. Arupe, S.J. Merit Scholarship
James Herlihy Memorial Scholarship
John Heskett Scholarship
Nicholas Jabara Award
Euretta M. James Scholarship
Jean Judge Memorial Scholarship
Kennard and Marie Kapstafer Scholarship
Margaret Mary Keefe Memorial Scholarship
Helen K. Kepl Scholarship
Tom Kingen Memorial Scholarship
Kurt Kromholtz Science Scholarship

Phil Kuder Scholarship
Paul Lassell Scholarship
Dave Machtolf - Pat Redmond Memorial Scholarship
Charlotte Y. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Marycliff Scholarship for Fair Share
Ray “Doc” Mauro Memorial Scholarship
McMonigle Family Scholarship for Minority Students
Jake and Colleen Meighan Scholarship
Loraine Nichols Memorial Scholarship
Robert P. (Bob) Puhek Memorial Scholarship
Paul and Barbara Redmond Scholarship

Wallace "Rocky" Rothrock Fair Share Scholarship
Frances and Kermit Rudolf Scholarship
James Kermit Rudolf Memorial Scholarship
Nick and Mary Scarpelli Scholarship

Schreiner Family Scholarship

Mike Shanks Memorial Scholarship
Joe and Eloise Shogan Memorial Fund

Julie Shogan Ferrasse '78 Memorial Fund

Steilen Family Fund
Katelynn Suzanne ‘11 and John David Stone ‘14 Scholarship
Brian and Paul Sweeny Memorial Scholarship
Dr. John Traynor Scholarship
Joan and Fred Welk Scholarship
Christopher M. West Memorial Scholarship
Frankie White Scholarship for Art
Carolyn Zimmer Family Scholarship



Jesuit Chair Fund
Garco Faculty Development Fund for Math & Science
Garco Faculty Development Fund for Humanities
Christiana Faculty Development Fund
Facilities Renewal Fund
Debate Program Fund
Faculty Development Fund
The Knights of the Rock Pile Fund
Sherman-Lantry History Award
Jack and Marilyn McKenna Teacher of the Year Fund
David McKenna G-Prep Varsity American Football Fund
Great Ignatian Teachers and Staff Fund
Garco Fund for Capital Projects
Thomas Roberts Learning Resource Center Fund



Alumni Fair Share Fund
B. P. Lester and Regina John Foundation Fund
Friends of Fr. James T. McGuigan, S.J. Fund
Helen Johnson Memorial Fund
Thomas Family Fund



Johnston-Hanson Foundation Scholarships

For more information contact the Development Office at development@gprep.com, or call (509) 489-6302.